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William Alsop

William Alsop, one of 1063 convicts transported on the Neptune, Scarborough and Surprize, December 1789

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Alsop
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1766
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 28th May, 1850
Age: 84 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: London Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Neptune, Scarborough and Surprize
Departure date: December, 1789
Arrival date: 26th June, 1790
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 1072 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 42
Source description: This record is one of the entries in the British convict transportation registers 1787-1867 database compiled by State Library of Queensland from British Home Office (HO) records which are available on microfilm as part of the Australian Joint Copying Project.

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Community Contributions

Denis Pember on 22nd October, 2016 wrote:

http://www.oldbaileyonline.org t17871212-29:
SAMUEL JONES and WILLIAM ALSOP were indicted for stealing, on the 28th of November last, eighty pounds weight of metal types for printing, value 4 l. the property of Thomas Harrison and Samuel Brooke .
The prisoners were taken with the property on their shoulders. Alsop said he found them, and the other helped him to carry them. Alsop had a coat on, which belonged to one of the prosecutor’s men, and was left in the printing-office that night.
BOTH GUILTY .
Each transported for seven years .
Tried by the London Jury before Mr. RECORDER.

Denis Pember on 22nd October, 2016 wrote:

In the colony, William married Mary Harterleigh [aka Atherley] (Convict, 1809, “Aeolus”).
The couple married around 1809 and had three children; Frederick 1810, William 1812 and Elizabeth 1815.

Denis Pember on 22nd October, 2016 wrote:

Sainty & Johnson; 1828 Census of New South Wales:
Page 32….
[Ref A0332] Alsop, William, 62, free by servitude, Surprize, 1790, Protestant, labourer, North Richmond.
[Ref A0333] Alsop, Mary, 68, free by servitude, Aeolus, 1809, 7 years, Protestant.
[Ref A0334] Alsop, Frederick, 20 born in the colony.
[Ref A0335] Alsop, William 18, born in the colony.
[Ref A0336] Alsop, Elizabeth, 12, born in the colony.

Convict Changes History

Denis Pember on 22nd October, 2016 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1766 (prev. 0000), date of death: 28th May, 1850 (prev. 0000), gender: m, crime

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